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Z2's bulbs gone and I'm thinking of upgrading.....

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by pringtef, May 24, 2005.

  1. pringtef

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    After a really good run at it, my Z2 bulb died on me yesterday.

    I've ordered a new one, and my thoughts are that selling the projector with a brand new bulb might be the best way to realise the best price on it.

    So for upgrading, I reckon i could push at a maximum to about £2000, and am looking for recommendations.

    Ones that seem to get mentioned quite a bit are the Sanyo Z3, Panny PE700, Sony HS50, BenQ BE7700 (though gather it's not available in the UK yet).

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Tim
     
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    Please post how many hours you got on your bulb. I am trying to decide between the Sanyo Z3, Panny PE700 myself. And would like a good estimate of bulb life.

    Thanks,
    Allan
     
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    Some of the DLP projectors that can be had within your budget are the Optoma H57, Infocus 5700 and almost the Sim2 Domino 18.

    Jeff
     
  4. pringtef

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    Really good question regards the Z2 bulb, as it had been used by two previous owners, and i never checked after replacing it.

    I think it was on about 350 hours when i got it, and i've been using it for typically three hours a day on average for about 14 months.

    Have to confess, i hadnt noticed how dark the picture had gone over the past few months until i put the new bulb in last night. Wow! Like getting a new projector!
     

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